The annual Czech film festival, Czech That Film, was established in 2012. Currently, it is the largest Czech cultural event in the United States. It is a film festival of best recent Czech films held throughout the United States every year, with a range of screenings and discussion with casts and crews.
Titles In This Year's Program
Friday, April 20 at 7 pm
Barefoot is a beautiful piece of nostalgia shot entirely from a little boy's perspective, one that never makes a misstep. ~ Deborah Young, film critic, Hollywood Reporter
Director David Mrnka will be in person following the screening for a Q&A. Reception follows the film.
Milada is a historical drama based on the true story of Milada Horáková, a woman executed on the basis of fabricated charges of conspiracy and treason in a political show trial by the communist regime in former Czechoslovakia.
Is it possible to break out of one's routine and head into a new direction late in life? Sixty-year-old Hana is unexpectedly given the impulse to do just that when she meets her contemporary Brona. He encourages her to take up physical conditioning, especially swimming.
Masaryk is based on the true story of Czech diplomat and politician Jan Masaryk, the son of Czechoslovakia's founding father Tomáš Garrigue Masaryk. Set just before World War II breaks out, Jan serves as Czechoslovak Ambassador in London.
Family Friend is a melodrama taking place in the early 1940s during the German occupation. Three young women and two children await the return of their imprisoned husbands and fathers from Nazi concentration camps.